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How Open Badges Can Promote Student Motivation

When we ask “why offer Mozilla Open Badges in education?”, the answer often comes back “to motivate students”. When we ask “how exactly does that work?” — well, uh, it seems people have differing ideas. I think that many people take it as an article of faith that giving badges will magically motivate students to want […]

Badges?!? Do We Need Any Stinking Badges?!??

This post was originally written as a response to Kyle M. Jones’ posting on TheCorkboard.org entitled “Digital Learning and Badges“ in which he calls for greater discussion around using “badges” to certify student learning online. Here is my response: Everything I’ve heard is that badges are designed to take the place of the diploma– but […]

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